Marilou York Hamill is an American dental hygienist who has been married to popular actor Mark Hamill since 1978. As of today, the couple has been happily married for over four decades. Their marriage is considered a rare occurrence in Hollywood where most marriages are known to end within a few years. In contrast, the love between Hamill and his wife gets stronger with every passing day. After her marriage, Marilou has worked on a direct-to-video film called ‘Comic Book: The Movie’. She has also served as a dental hygienist in the past. A mother of three, she is one of the most highly regarded celebrity wives in the industry. Despite being so popular, Marilou continues to maintain a low profile in both her professional and personal life. She is an extremely supportive wife who often accompanies her husband to award functions and other events. A level-headed person, she is known to avoid the controversies and scandals that generally plague celebrity spouses.
Childhood & Early Life
Marilou York Hamill was born on February 11, 1955 in the United States of America. There is little to no information available on her parents, childhood, and early life. She studied at Parkland College from 1973 to 1975.
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Marilou initially worked as a dental hygienist. In 2004, she co-produced a straight-to-video flick called ‘Comic Book: The Movie.’
Relationship with Mark Hamill
Marilou York first met Mark Hamill at the dental office where she was working as a dental hygienist. Hamill was a patient. For him, it was lust at first sight. When asked about their first meeting, he once stated in an interview, “She came into the waiting room in jeans, white coat, breasts like melons, looking like a Vargas painting”. Soon, both began dating. However, their relationship didn’t really take off from there. The fame from the success of the ‘Star Wars’ movies got to Mark Hamill’s head and the couple broke up for a while. During that time, the actor began dating fellow actress Anne Wyndham. After realizing that he couldn’t be with her, he resumed his relationship with York and married her in December 1978 in a private ceremony in Malibu. Since then, the couple has been happily married and there have been no rumors of infidelity from either side.
Marilou York and Mark Hamill have three kids: Nathan, Griffin, and Chelsea, born in 1979, 1983, and 1988 respectively. While Nathan works as an artist and illustrator, Griffin is a martial arts teacher as well as an artist. Chelsea works at her father’s company, Amazing Invisible Inc., in the department of public relations. Marilou York serves as the CFO at the company.
While their children are now adults themselves, York and Hamill continue to grow together as a couple. They often attend Hollywood shows and events. York accompanied her husband to the Oscar Wilde Awards in 2018. York is often credited for Hamill’s success as an actor. She has always supported him in pursuing his career goals and has always been by his side during difficult times.